Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  April 1, 2024

The Foundation for Global Sports Development (“GSD,” “we,” and “us”) is a 501c3 nonprofit that delivers and supports initiatives that promote fair play, education and the benefits of abuse-free sport for youth.  This Privacy Policy describes how we process personal information. This Privacy Policy applies when you visit or use our website,, or any other websites, mobile applications  where this policy is posted (each a “Site”).  If you have a disability and/or would like to receive this Privacy Policy in a different format, please contact us at



Categories of Personal Information We Process

The type of information that we collect depends on your interaction and relationship with us.  We collect the below categories and types of personal information with your consent or as otherwise required or permitted by law. 

  • Contact Information. We collect name, postal address, telephone number, email address, business contact information.
  • Commercial Information. We collect records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered.
  •  Geolocation Data: We collect general area and the region from which our Site is accessed.
  • Internet or Electronic Usage Data.  We collect data related to network and website interaction history, IP address, interaction with advertisements, and browsing time.


Sources of Personal Information

We collect personal information in the following ways:

  • Directly from you. We may collect personal information that you provide directly to us.
  • Through the Site. When you access our Site, we may collect personal information, including through the use of cookies and other tracking technology.
  • From our Partners. We partner with other organizations to advance our mission and provide programs and services.  You may review a list of our current partners by visiting us at:
  • From third-parties including vendors and service providers.  We may collect personal information from third parties including vendors and service providers. 
  • Social media Sites.  Depending on the information you choose to share and your privacy settings, we may collect personal information about you.  Based on the way you have set your privacy settings on your social media accounts, most social media Sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) analyze data about how you interact with our Site and combine it with information on other users to provide us information about you. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users interact with us on social media and information about you is visible to us, for example the fact that you are “friends” or other public-facing profile information.


Purposes for Collecting Personal Information

We use personal information for the following business and commercial purposes:

  • Transactional Purposes.  We may use personal information to: (i) contact your about our programs, mission initiatives, grants or awards; (ii) communicate with you; and (iii) process any inquiries or applications for programs, mission initiatives, grants or awards.
  • Analytical Purposes.  We may use personal information to analyze preferences, trends, statistics, and downloads. 
  • Marketing and Promotional Purposes.  We may use personal information to improve our marketing efforts, for relationship management and engagement, send you our newsletter, and provide you with information about us, including personalized marketing communications.
  • Maintenance and Improvement of our Site and Systems.  We may use personal information to improve our systems, provide and maintain functionality on our Site and systems, and help us diagnose technical and service problems and administer our Site and systems.
  • Improve our Process and Services.  We may use personal information to help us to improve and analyze our existing grants and services.
  • Security and Fraud Prevention.  We may use personal information to: (i) protect our Site, premises, assets, systems, products, services and intellectual property; (ii) protect us, our affiliated companies, our employees, and others from fraud, theft, and other misconduct; (iii) conduct vendor due diligence; and (iv) detect and prevent fraud, theft, and misconduct including by verifying the identity of those we are considering hiring and those we are conducting business with.
  • Legal.  We may use personal information to comply with our legal obligations, including reporting requirements, and defend ourselves in legal proceedings, and protect our company and our property, employees, and others through legal proceedings.
  • Other Purposes.  We may use personal information for other reasons you instruct us to do or that we may describe to you.


How We Disclose Personal Information

We disclose personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Service Providers.  We may share personal information with vendors and service providers who support the operation of our Services, Site, and our business and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us (including, for example, cloud hosting providers, analytics, payment processing, email delivery, marketing, internet service providers, operating systems, maintenance and customer support services).  In some cases, the vendor or service provider may directly collect the information from you on our behalf.
  • Professional Advisors.  We may share personal information with professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, tax consultants, auditors, and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.  
  • Donors/Grantors. We may share personal information with individuals and organizations that donate to us or issue grants to us.
  • Marketing/Analytics/Advertising Partners.  We may share personal information with third party marketing, analytics or advertising partners, including social media Sites and networks, who provide analytics or marketing and advertising services to us.
  • Government Entities.  We share personal information with regulatory and government entities including government, administrative, law enforcement and regulatory agencies; tax authorities; and other public agencies or authorities if we think we should in order to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation.  This includes cooperating with law enforcement when we think it is appropriate, obtaining legal remedies or limiting our damages, and to enforcing or protecting our contracts, legal rights or the rights of others, including by responding to claims asserted against us.  
  • Corporate Transaction Recipients.  We may share personal information with potential investors, purchasers, merger partners, and their advisors in the event we: (i) sell or transfer, or are considering selling or transferring, all or a portion of our business or assets; or (ii) are considering or engaging in any reorganization, conversion, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our interest, business or operations; or (iii) are soliciting or accepting donations or investments. 
  • At Your Direction.  We may share personal information if you direct us to do so.
  • Other Reasons.  We may disclose personal information for other reasons we may describe to you, including if you consent to the disclosure or direct us to disclose your information.

How Long We Keep Personal Information

We will retain and use your information for as long as we need it to provide you services or products, or as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing so that we can respect your request in future. 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technology

Cookies and Tracking Technology

When you access the website, we (and third-party companies we work with) may collect and store certain information by using technologies such as server logs, cookies, web beacons, clear gifs, tags, e-tags, flash cookies, log files, pixels, code, Javascript packages, mobile advertising IDs (such as Facebook ID or Google’s Advertising ID), cross-device linking, and similar technologies. The information collected includes information about your activities on our Site, IP address, browser or operating system type and version, device IDs, and demographic or inferred-interest information, as well as information or communications you have submitted to us through the Site. 

We may use this information to understand general usage and volume statistics, how users navigate to and around our Site, what content is viewed or accessed, and which services have been obtained. We may also use these technologies to keep track of your preferences and profile information and to allow third-parties to provide analytics and advertising services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and in mobile applications. For example, our advertising partners may use the fact that you visited our Site to target advertising to you on other websites and mobile apps on your current device or on other devices you use. They may match your browsers or devices if you log into the same online service on multiple devices. These third parties partners may use this information for our and their own advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes.

To learn more about interest-based advertising, tracking technologies, and how to opt out, please visit

Do Not Track Signals

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature. It lets you tell website you visit that you do not want them to track your online activity.  These features are not yet uniform across browsers.  Our Site are thus not currently set up to respond to these signals.  For more information on Do Not Track signals, please visit

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may include links to other website or applications whose privacy practices may differ from ours.  If you submit personal information to any of those website or applications, your information is governed by their privacy policies.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit or application that you use.


We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us and have implemented reasonable technical, organization, administrative and physical measures to protect personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and encourage you to use website and share information with caution.

Children’s Personal Information

Although we are a non-profit organization and do not operate a commercial website, we pay special attention to protecting the privacy of visitors under age 13.  We do not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under the age of 13 through our Site.  If we become aware that we have collected personal information from an individual under age 13, we will dispose of that information.  If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have inadvertently collected personal information from your child, please notify us immediately by sending an email to

Marketing Communications

You can opt out of marketing or advertising emails by using the “unsubscribe” link or mechanism noted in communications you receive from us.  You may also request to opt out of marketing or advertising emails by contacting us at  Once we process your request, we will cease using the information for such purposes at no charge to you.  If you opt out of getting marketing messages, you will continue to receive messages from us about your relationship with us where permitted by law.

Processing in the United States

Please be aware that information we obtain about you will be processed in the United States by our service providers or us.  By using the Site or our services, you acknowledge your personal information may be transferred to and processed in jurisdictions outside your own as described in this Privacy Policy.  Please be aware that the data protection laws and regulations that apply to your personal information transferred to the United States or other jurisdictions may be different from the laws in your country of residence.  The United States may not afford the same level of protection as laws in your own country.

California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, this section applies to you.  The California Shine the Light law (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83) permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for the third-parties’ direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at and include “CA Shine the Light” in the subject line of your email.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy or our data practices, please email us at

Privacy Policy Updates

From time to time we may change our privacy policy.  We will notify you of any material changes to our privacy policy as required by law.  We will also post an updated copy on the website where this appears. Please check our website periodically for updates.  The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised.  Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on any of our Site.